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Plough Inn, Far Forest

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Large pub predominantly for diners, with a huge car park. We were in need of sustenance. So we requested a table. They currently do a 3-course meal for £10. This included a full carvery. We were stuffed. Ales were Enville Ale, Wye Valley HPA & Theakston Old Peculier. There were no real ciders. But they did have Rattler, which is rarely seen in these parts. I'd definitely recommend this place for a value-for-money meal, with real ale.
blue_scrumpy - 12 Feb 2018 20:28
Unpleasantly over crowded.
The food is very good, carvery or the small choice from the menu. Probably in the top 3 of carvery meals I've been to.
The best thing this place could do to improve things is reduce the number of tables to allow people to eat without feeling as if you have your neighbours elbow in your dinner.

However, as the place is often full and overcrowded it seems most people are happy with the overcrowding. Even I've been 3 times.

Sparks2000 - 3 Nov 2012 13:35
Had a Sunday lunch here, booked for 7, for 2 o'clock ("you can't book for 1 o'clock, we don't take bookings for then"). When we arrived we were told we would be on 2 tables but we could push tables together. They were true to their word, we had to arrange the table to allow our group to sit together.
Food was very good, meat moist and tender, veg not over cooked as many carveries tend to be. However, a little pricey at all but 10 a head.
The place was uncomfortably busy, resulting in us being jostled whilst queuing for drinks and food. People could not move without getting in each others way, including the polite staff.
Desserts were also a bit pricey for what they were (4.25 for a small sundae glass of Mr whippy style ice cream). Also, 2 desserts were cancelled as they did not have any left, however, they still appeared on the bill. They were removed once I had identified who took the order.
Overall, disappointed considering the place's reputation. Will probably try again, on a weekday, to give them a chance to redeem themselves!
zymase - 28 Mar 2011 22:11
I had the best ever pub lunch here on several occasions,absolutely top notch carvery,with different meats and trimmings.
I also have had a good value ,well presented 3 course meal there in weekdays.I have no complaints what so ever apart from maybe the ale was a bit pricey,but yet very nice choice of local beers. A nice clean pub which caters for everyone.
I recommend it if you are travelling in the are on the Whropshire,Worcestshire border
markredfox73 - 4 Jun 2010 23:14
We,ve recently had a meal at The Plough, Far Forest, it was fantastic,the staff were attentive and considerate, the menu was tempting and keenly priced. The waiting time was not too long and the choice of ales were good. We have been to the Plough before and were impressed last time so our expectations were high, we were not disappointed and will certainly be going again soon. Keep up the good work! Oh I nearly forgot , well done on those Christmas displays and the huge Santa and Slay outside.
JONSY - 31 Dec 2009 15:52
oh dear, how dissapointing. Overcooked beef, dry turkey, and deserts so terrible we sent half of them back for a refund, including a home made cheesecake which was as hard as concrete. And by the way, dont expect great service. we waited 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive, and a further 10 minutes spent at the bar trying to get someone to take our money. Not at all recommended.
They reckon they've been voted England's number 1 carvery. frankly that is incredible based on this performance.
neilbeard - 15 Nov 2009 21:15
Always call in for a carvery while in the area, and usually have to book due to its popularity. As we were on the camp site next door we were able to visit Friday and Saturday, and an excellent meal we had too. Had Woods Shropshire Lad and Shropshire Lass and a Hop Back beer on Friday, and on Saturday a Newmans and RCH beer (Firebox 6%) were on. They are a bit pricey to spend a session there, but very good while having a meal.
gillhalfpint - 9 Apr 2008 23:07
There were 2 ales available when we visited:- Wye Valley Herefordshire Pale Ale and Woods Shropshire Lad. Both in excellent condition and well presented in pubs own badged glass. My only criticism was that the beer price seems to be creeping up compared to othe pubs in the area. Didn't eat here this time, but I've had the carvery in the past. The carvery is superb and excellent value, (hence, probably, the beer prices)the pub is well worth a visit. If you are a caravanner or camper visiting the Bewdley area theres a great site next door to this pub at Yew Tree Farm.
Caraman - 14 May 2007 09:16
Shame that it's a bit out of the way, which means that you have to drive there, but definatly worth a visit for the food alone. Reasonably priced as well and a very welcoming atmosphere. We recently visited on a Thursday lunchtime and the place was really busy - even so, the queue for the carvery wasn't too long, and the selection was fantastic! Can't wait to go back again.
hammondshamster - 11 Dec 2006 14:47
WONDERFUL carvery!
anonymous - 23 Feb 2006 12:23

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